Use only the minimum amount of information you need. Identifiable information should only be used if it is essential for the stated purposes. The need for this information should be taken into account at every stage of the process. The Commission is not a professional body and is not responsible for regulating the activities of Caldicott Guardian. As a result, she is not in a position to assist in investigating the behaviour of Caldicott`s guards. Reflections have been developed with the National Crime Agency to assist in the exchange of information between police and health and care (PDF, 253KB, 5 pages) to provide NHS organizations, family physicians and other health care providers with information on police investigations into possible murder investigations, evidence of life investigations and detection of missing persons. The report outlines principles of good practice, transparent and explicit. According to the report, NHS sometimes encounters a tension between patients` need for information and patients` expectations that their information will be treated confidentially. However, in accordance with Caldicott`s principles, the NHS is able to meet both of these expectations. You can download and display this handy poster to remind you of your information-sharing obligations.
Health and social service professionals should have confidence in the exchange of information in the best interests of their patients and within these principles. They should also be supported by the policies of their employers, regulators and professional organisations. Any proposal to use or transfer personal data within or within an organization should be clearly defined and verified. Its continued use should be reviewed regularly by an appropriate guardian. Organizations should use the principles as a test to determine whether they should exchange information that could identify a person. Although there were 6 principles in the first place, Fiona Caldicott introduced a seventh principle in April 2013, after her second review of information management. The motivation behind the report was the growing concern about technological advances and their ability to quickly and widely disseminate patient information. The review was therefore based on the assurance that confidentiality is not compromised. The registry is used by NHS Digital to store and update Caldicott Guardians data, and by the Commission to facilitate the contact and dissemination of information. As a general rule, you must maintain patient confidentiality. However, in certain circumstances, you must exchange information and end your duty of confidentiality.
This is the objective of Principle 7: to recognize that the exchange of information can be as important as the protection of confidentiality. It is important that you can successfully assess the need for confidentiality with the need to keep people safe. The statement of the General Medical Council on Confidentiality (September 2000) also stated that, as physicians, we had information about patients, which is private and sensitive. This information should not be disclosed to others unless the patient agrees or if disclosure may be warranted.